Health and Safety law covers all workplace activities by enforcing a wide range of legislation, which are designed to cover all sectors of work. The legislations offer guidance to both employers and employees on how the should act upon different topics relating to health and safety.
Enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act and related legislation is shared with local authorities who cover different individuals types of work activities.
Examples of what Health and Safety Laws Cover:
- The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
- The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
- The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
- The Working Time Regulations 1998
All employers need to comply with these current legislation to ensure that their employees are not going to be subject to multiple health risks at work. You can find most relevant information about current legislation at HSE.gov.uk.